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 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Qatar faces Denmark in main round of IHF Worlds on Thursday...

Qatar national handball team will meet their Danish counterparts on Thursday in their main round competitions opener in the 27th IHF Men's World Championship in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament will conclude on January 31....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Djokovic hits back at criticism over quarantine stance...

World number one Novak Djokovic yesterday hit back at criticism of his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley in which he suggested easing of quarantine restrictions, saying his good intentions were "misconstrued4;....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

India's Prannoy knocks Indonesian seed Christie out of Thailand Open...

Indonesia's seventh seed badminton player Jonatan Christie has been knocked out of the Thailand Open in a mesmerising high-intensity upset against India's HS Prannoy, who hung on despite a late shoulder injury....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar takes part in 113th Session of UNWTO's Executive Council...

Qatar participated in the 113th session of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the Spanish capital of Madrid....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Jack Ma emerges for first time since Ant, Alibaba crackdown...

Jack Ma resurfaced for the first time since China's government began clamping down on his business empire nearly three months ago, appearing in a live-streamed video that sent Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's stock soaring but left plenty of unanswered...

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Refreshed McIlroy hoping 'to get the job done'...

Armed with a new outlook on life, Rory McIlroy is eager to get over a torrid 2020 and hit the reset button in Abu Dhabi at a tournament that has frustrated him as much as rewarded him....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Asia markets mostly up on hope for Joe Biden's recovery agenda...

Asian investors pushed markets higher again yesterday as they awaited the swearing-in of Joe Biden, while they have taken heart from comments by Treasury nominee Janet Yellen as she looks to push through the new president's stimulus proposals....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US unilateral sanctions against Syria political, inhumane: Ravanchi...

New York, Jan 20, IRNA Iran's permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said here on Wednesday that the unilateral US sanctions against Syria are political, illegal, and inhumane and must be terminated immediately....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

'Act big' now to save economy, worry about debt later, Yellen says in Treasury testimony...

Janet Yellen, US President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury Secretary, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to "act big" on coronavirus relief spending, arguing that the economic benefits far outweigh the risks of a higher debt burden....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Mitchell shines as red-hot Utah Jazz down Pelicans...

Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a sixth straight NBA victory on Tuesday, a 118-102 triumph over Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans....

 2021-01-20 20:22 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

3 arrested for violating home quarantine rules...

The designated authorities arrested on Wednesday three people for violating the legal requirements of home quarantine....

 2021-01-20 20:21 

Al Jazeera

Greek MPs approve extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea...

Move comes days before Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims in the Aegean Sea....

 2021-01-20 20:21 

Al Jazeera

Joe Biden's inaugural address: Full transcript...

The 46th US president urged unity, asking Americans to 'start afresh' and to 'begin to listen to one another again'....

 2021-01-20 20:20 

Ynetnews

Daniel Smith appointed acting U.S. secretary of state...
 2021-01-20 20:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration...

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration...

 2021-01-20 20:16 

Press TV

Coppa Italia: AS Roma 2-4 Spezia...

AS Roma have been eliminated from the Coppa Italia....

 2021-01-20 20:12 

JPost.com

US Senate approves Avril Haines as director of national intelligence...
 2021-01-20 20:10 

Al Arabiya

Netanyahu urges President Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" a long-standing alliance between the two countries,...

 2021-01-20 20:08 

Al Arabiya

Spanish regional health chief resigns after jumping vaccine queue...

The top health official in the Spanish region of Murcia resigned on Wednesday after admitting he had received a coronavirus vaccine despite not belonging t...

 2021-01-20 20:07 

JPost.com

Are there blessings for receiving the coronavirus vaccine?...

These blessings are meant to inculcate a sense of wonder as well as gratitude to God....

 2021-01-20 20:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

France faces tough COVID month, with ski lifts and restaurants set to stay shut...

A more infectious coronavirus variant is expected to spread rapidly through France in the coming month, hospital chiefs said on Wednesday, raising fears of another lockdown as hopes faded that ski lifts and restaurants could reopen soon....

 2021-01-20 20:04 

Arutz Sheva

Ben Shapiro: Trump's last day, and Biden's first...

Ben Shapiro reports on climate surrounding change of guard in Washington....

 2021-01-20 20:02 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Trump's last day, and Biden's first...

Ben Shapiro reports on climate surrounding change of guard in Washington....

 2021-01-20 20:01 

Arutz Sheva

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef: Rabbi Schreiber was a special Jew...

The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, paid tribute to Rabbi Gedaliah Schreiber, who passed away at the age of 93. "I received with great sorrow the news of the passing of my friend and friend of my family, the late Rabbi Gedaliah Schreiber,...

 2021-01-20 20:00 

MehrNews.com

'Trump, Pompeo relegated to dustbin of history in disgrace'...

TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the end of Donald Trump's tenure as the US president, saying the hawkish president and his administration are relegated to the dustbin of the history in disgrace....

 2021-01-20 19:56 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Ben Shapiro: Does Biden really mean 'unity'?...

Political commentator and media host: Obama promised unity and what he meant was "let me ram through Leftist policy priorities."...

 2021-01-20 19:56 

Arutz Sheva

Ben Shapiro: Does Biden really mean 'unity'?...

Political commentator and media host: Obama promised unity and what he meant was "let me ram through Leftist policy priorities."...

 2021-01-20 19:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Zarif: Trump, Pompeo relegated to history dustbin...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo were consigned to the dustbin of history in disgrace....

 2021-01-20 19:56 

JPost.com

Parashat Bo: Being 'on the job'...

The Jewish nation left Egypt to fulfill its Divine purpose: to receive the Torah, establish in the Land of Israel a state that will operate on the basis of the laws and values of the Torah....

 2021-01-20 19:51 

Times of Israel

IDF to hold massive exercise this summer, simulating full-scale, multi-front war...

Exact timing and nature of the drill will depend on coronavirus restrictions, but it's due to include entire army and other government bodies, in apparent message to IranExact timing and nature of the drill will depend on coronavirus restrictions, but...

 2021-01-20 19:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President at inauguration ceremony in Washington DC...

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President at inauguration ceremony in Washington DC...

 2021-01-20 19:50 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

SCE Chief Executive participates in virtual GCC meeting...
 2021-01-20 19:46 

The Peninsula Qatar

Over 200 booked for not adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures...

Ministry of Interior (MoI) takes action against 204 individuals for not wearing masks in public....

 2021-01-20 19:46 

Arutz Sheva

Flip-flop? US Ambassador twitter account reverts to original format...

The title of the official U.S. Ambassador to Israel's Twitter account that earlier was changed to "The official Twitter account of the US Ambassador to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza" has reverted to its original format and now reads "The ...

 2021-01-20 19:45 

Haaretz Daily

As Biden takes office, U.S. Embassy in Israel briefly adds 'West Bank and Gaza' to its Twitter...

'This is not a policy change or indication of future policy change,' embassy spokeswoman says...

 2021-01-20 19:43 

JPost.com

Jon Ossoff sworn into Senate holding historic book of Hebrew scripture...

The Georgia victories made New York's Chuck Schumer the first Jewish Senate majority leader as Harris would break any ties....

 2021-01-20 19:43 

JPost.com

New COVID variants appear in Germany, California...

Little is known about the variants as of yet, including whether or not they're more infectious or deadly....

 2021-01-20 19:42 

Kuwait News Agency

Lebanon COVID-19 cases rise to 264,647...

BEIRUT, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- Lebanon's daily confirmed coronavirus case tally rose by 4,332 cases to 264,647 in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Another 64 fatalities increased the death toll from the viral illness to 2,084, while...

 2021-01-20 19:40 

Al Jazeera

Graphics: Biden and Trump inaugurations compared...

Al Jazeera takes a side-by-side look at the inaugurations of the two most recent presidents of the US....

 2021-01-20 19:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Trump diplomatic vandalism stems from structural choas: Spox...

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote in a tweet late on Wednesday that the diplomatic vandalism of the former US president Doland Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stemmed partly from a faulty institutional pr...

 2021-01-20 19:39 

JPost.com

Laughter during the COVID pandemic: It will make you feel better...
 2021-01-20 19:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt and Qatar agree on resuming diplomatic relations...

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 19:37 

Press TV

Israel in 'mad scramble' to expand settlement activity...

Peace Now says Israeli authorities are in a 'mad scramble to promote as much settlement activity as possible until the last minutes before the change of the US administration.'...

 2021-01-20 19:34 

Al Arabiya

China sanctions Pompeo, other members in Trump's cabinet for violating 'sovereignty'...

China is sanctioning more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet, including his secretary of state Mike Pompeo, fo...

 2021-01-20 19:33 

JPost.com

Purgatory - A close call with COVID-19 teaches a valuable lesson...

What if I had COVID? At 61, I was still young enough to get off easy, though, I couldn't take that for granted, but what about Mrs. G.?...

 2021-01-20 19:32 

JPost.com

Oxford scientists preparing vaccines to combat emerging COVID variants...
 2021-01-20 19:30 

Press TV

Iran's drones conduct reconnaissance ops on foreign vessels...

The Iranian Army fields its advanced surveillance and reconnaissance drones during maneuvers taking place across a "sensitive" coastal stretch....

 2021-01-20 19:30 

Arutz Sheva

UTJ MK Yaakov Tessler calls Harish City Council decision 'outrageous'...

UTJ MK Yaakov Tessler responded to the decision by the Harish City Council regarding running a business on Shabbat. "The decision by the Harish City Council and the outrageous words of the mayor hurt the feelings of tens of thousands of Jews and d...

 2021-01-20 19:30 

MehrNews.com

Egypt, Qatar resume diplomatic relations...

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) Following the recent meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with Doha....

 2021-01-20 19:29 

Al Arabiya

Full text of US President Joe Biden's inaugural speech...

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America on Wednesday. Here is the full text of his inaugural address given on the step...

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